These state-sponsored activities are harmful by design as they employ rehabilitation and conversion practices which aim to curb and suppress the actual or perceived sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression of LGBT persons. They also encourage others to intervene in the private and public lives of LGBT persons.
“By adopting conservative views of morality and excessive punishments, Brunei essentially legitimizes violence. The law and its enforcement will encourage extremist and fundamentalist groups in the region to continue sowing fear, social discord and violence.”
By PANG KHEE TEIK. “Brunei’s Sharia Penal Code is designed to silence dissent, the first line of resistance against all forms of oppression. These laws push everyone further back into the closet of citizenship.”
By NATASHA GIDEON. “A picture surfaced: my mother, at the top of her lungs, shouting for change so loudly that I could hear her through the picture.”
“I reached out to my friends, some of whom were there marching and some of whom weren’t. I’m thankful for people in my life who were truly proud of me for marching with them and on their behalf.”
“The government’s response to target the organisers and marginalised women for exercising their right to assembly and expression in the month of International Women’s Day is not only ironic but also oppressive and regressive.”
The Malaysian government likes to accuse LGBT activists of promoting LGBT activities, even when they don’t know what that means, so Pang Khee Teik decided to show everyone how to promote LGBT activities properly.
Speech by KHARTINI SLAMAH. “I hope that the younger generation of activists will not give up hope just because things are not changing the way they want it to. Activism is long journey.”
“Netizen apatah lagi, berlumba-lumba dahagakan cerita busuk dan lucu tentang Mak Nyah. Cerita Mak Nyah seperti oksigen. “
By VIZLA KUMARESAN. “They did not feel that they needed to silence or deny their pain in order to be strong.”
On January 1, 2019, a body of a trans woman was found along Jalan Batu Nilai in Klang. Preliminary reports show that she had sustained a number of injuries on …
By TESS PANG. “Instead of hiding her raw feelings and composing herself before continuing, as perhaps we’d expect, Su-Feh kept speaking and acknowledged her right to feel everything, including fear—and by doing so she made room for us to do the same.”
By JOSEPH N. GOH. “Living my life as though it has ended would be to dishonour his memory.”
“Sebelum hubungan kita jadi semakin serius, ada sesuatu yang awak perlu tahu tentang saya.”